Dota 2's 'The International' tournament set to return to Seattle in 2023

Dota 2’s ‘The International’ tournament set to return to Seattle in 2023

Valve has announced that The International, Dota 2’s most prestigious tournament, will return to Seattle this year for the first time since 2017. The tournament will begin with a group stage on October 14th before moving to Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena on October 27th. The Climate Pledge Arena is the same venue where Valve held The International between 2014 and 2017 and where Dota fans witnessed some of the tournament’s best plays.




Valve moved The International to Vancouver’s Rogers Arena in 2018 due to multi-year renovations at KeyArena. In the years since, the event has traveled to China, Romania, and Singapore. Valve had also planned to hold the tournament in Sweden in 2020, but the pandemic forced the studio to cancel the event.

Valve has promised to share more information about ticket sales closer to the date of the event. The studio also said that The International 2023 would host the tournament’s largest audience yet. Dota 2 fans are eagerly anticipating the return of the world’s most prestigious Dota 2 tournament to Seattle.